Hell Bent for Leather

Hell Bent for Leather

George Sherman (1960)

U Certificate


Our Score
This uninspired Audie Murphy western was given a novel moral twist by the fact that evil marshal Stephen McNally just keeps on pursuing our baby-faced hero even though he knows he's innocent. Felicia Farr (Mrs Jack Lemmon in real life) is the girl Murphy enlists to help him, and there are some mean hombres in tow - including sleek Robert Middleton and steel-eyed Jan Merlin - but really this doesn't add up to much. It also gains from being filmed in CinemaScope, and from the presence of old-time western hero Bob Steele - best known perhaps for his minor role as the killer Canino in The Big Sleep. However, veteran director George "Pops" Sherman's direction is as mundane as it ever was.


A horse trader wrongly accused of murder tries to prove his innocence, despite the close attentions of a corrupt sheriff determined to put him behind bars. Western, with Audie Murphy and Stephen McNally.

Cast & Crew

Clay Audie Murphy
Janet Felicia Farr
Deckett Stephen McNally
Ambrose Robert Middleton
Moon Rad Fulton
Travers Jan Merlin
Perrick Herbert Rudley
Gambie Malcolm Atterbury
Shad Joseph Ruskin
Kelsey Allan Lane
Old Ben John Qualen
William Eddie Little Sky
Grover Steve Gravers
Stone Beau Gentry
Jared Bob Steele
Director George Sherman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdGuidance: Edited for some of its violence.